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« Reply #2145 on: August 21, 2020, 10:51:44 AM »
Babycare group Mothercare has announced a dramatic return to the high street after landing a deal with Boots to sell products in time for the autumn season.

last year the firm put its UK stores into administration with all 79 shops closing and 2,500 jobs lost.

Mothercare said the new franchise arrangements would ensure a “more sustainable and less capital-intensive business model”
Which will see it sell Mothercare-branded clothing from this autumn and goods including pushchairs and car seats in larger stores and online.             ref Pioneer

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« Reply #2146 on: September 07, 2020, 10:49:29 AM »
An indication of High street movement..............

Primark post-lockdown sales head for £2bn

The owner of High Street fashion chain Primark has said sales have been higher than expected since stores reopened after lockdown, but are still lower than last year.

Associated British Foods said sales since reopening would hit £2bn by the end of the year.

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« Reply #2147 on: October 09, 2020, 03:22:25 PM »
The owner of the James Pringle Weavers site on Anglesey and retail chain Peacocks is on the brink of administration.

Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group told staff on Friday morning that national and local lockdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic had hit sales hard.

The group's boss said tough trading since the pandemic had been followed by "false rumours" about trading that had hit its ability to get credit insurance.

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« Reply #2148 on: October 14, 2020, 10:01:01 AM »
Bakery giant Greggs wants to open a new shop on Parc Llandudno in their latest expansion in the region.

The national chain hopes to secure a unit on the retail park and is understood to be interested in the former Carphone Warehouse store.

Greggs already has a shop on Mostyn Street in the centre of the town.

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« Reply #2149 on: October 14, 2020, 11:28:11 AM »
Edinburgh Woollen Mill is no longer trading at Bodnant gardens I see. There's a small chocolate shop in it's place. I would imagine this will change next year as visitors are allowed to return.

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« Reply #2150 on: October 15, 2020, 03:19:33 PM »
A HUSBAND and wife have managed to open a new shop amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Happily Ever After, run by Amy and Jake Bailey, will open on October, Friday 16 on Mostyn Street; the couple have taken over an empty shop, previously used by Yankee Candle.

Amy and Jake have given up their shop on the pier - which they have had since February - to move onto the high street.

They will be selling Disney, Paddington and Marvel products as well as Peter Rabbit and Guess How Much I Love You.  ref Pioneer

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« Reply #2151 on: October 20, 2020, 01:34:27 PM »
I've just come back from Tesco's in Llandudno Junction and it's just bedlam.    The car park is full, so is the shop and everyone seems to be panic buying with trolleys laden to the top
i've also noticed that the roads are busier than expected with the lockdown and people seem to be ignoring the County borders.

Perhaps we'll see a difference after 6.00pm on Friday?

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« Reply #2152 on: October 20, 2020, 02:11:23 PM »
Same in Home Bargains, people buying stuff in huge quantities, especially Christmas stuff. I only went for some wild bird food and wished that I hadn't !
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« Reply #2153 on: October 20, 2020, 04:36:35 PM »
It's turning into a mad mad world Nemesis.        The petrol Station at Tesco's was the same with many drivers rushing to fill their cars up with petrol.     WHY?   because from Friday they shouldn't be driving anywhere unless they have a valid reason for doing so

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« Reply #2154 on: October 20, 2020, 05:16:02 PM »
Too true Hugo, also had a message from our daughter earlier. It sounds as though there is going to be a shortage of flour again.  ?{}?
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« Reply #2155 on: November 05, 2020, 11:24:26 AM »
SAINSBURY'S has said it will cut around 3,500 jobs as part of plans to permanently close all its meat, fish and deli counters, as well as some of its Argos stores.

It came as the UK's second largest supermarket firm posted a pre-tax loss of £137 million for the past year, after being hit by £438 million in one-off costs related to store closures.

There are Sainsbury's stores in Llandudno and Rhyl which has an Argos store. Llandudno, Colwyn Bay, and Rhyl also have standalone stores.
The grocer said the closure of the specialist counters is part of efforts to "better reflect customer demand" and will save the business around £60 million.
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« Reply #2156 on: November 07, 2020, 10:01:23 AM »
Poundland has submitted plans to bring a new store to Colwyn Bay.

The discount brand has applied to take on the former Poundstretcher unit in the Bay View Shopping Centre.

Poundstretcher closed in February this year and Argos now also looks set to leave the centre as part of a shut down of more than 400 nationwide stores.
But Poundland have submitted plans to Conwy council for the large empty unit next to Heron Foods.

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« Reply #2157 on: November 25, 2020, 09:50:04 AM »
A department store aiming to be the “mini-Harrods” of North Wales is set to open after a £100k investment.

Developer Rob Lloyd took on the David Roberts Shoes of Distinction unit in Llandudno earlier this year.

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« Reply #2158 on: November 27, 2020, 03:00:46 PM »
Outfit, Topshop and Burton stores in North Wales at risk as Arcadia on brink of collapse
The group is preparing to appoint administrators from Deloitte as soon as next week, according to Sky News

They employ 15,000 people in their stores and head office.

In North Wales they own Outfit stores in Llandudno and Broughton,Topshop/Topman in Bangor, and Dorothy Perkins and Burton shops in Wrexham.

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« Reply #2159 on: December 01, 2020, 11:48:36 AM »
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Outfit, Topshop and Burton stores in North Wales at risk as Arcadia on brink of collapse
The group is preparing to appoint administrators from Deloitte as soon as next week, according to Sky News
They employ 15,000 people in their stores and head office.
In North Wales they own Outfit stores in Llandudno and Broughton,Topshop/Topman in Bangor, and Dorothy Perkins and Burton shops in Wrexham.
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Update on Arcadia group above...........Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia Group has gone bust, putting 13,000 jobs and stores in North Wales and across the UK at risk.
The high street giant, which includes the Topshop, Dorothy Perkins and Burton brands, has hired administrators from Deloitte.
Chairman of the Work and Pensions Committee, called on the tycoon to stump up funds to fill the pensions black hole, which is estimated to be as large as £350 million.  (Sounds like BHS all over again)


Debenhams stores now at risk as JD Sports pulls out of rescue talks
The news comes just hours after the Arcadia group went into administration


Debenhams stores in North Wales could now be at risk after a rescue deal collapsed.

JD Sports has pulled out of talks for the troubled department store chain, putting the jobs of 12,000 UK workers under threat.

It was the last remaining bidder for Debenhams, which has been in administration since April and has 124 outlets.

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« Reply #2159 on: December 01, 2020, 11:48:36 AM »